Tuesday Teaser 122810

Yes, we realize that this is a stuffed bird, but it is from the Meadowlands more than 110 years ago. It was labeled "Sandpiper," but retired NJMC Naturalist Don Smith wonders, "Which one?"

The bird is part of an NJMC collection that also includes a Passenger Pigeon and two Heath Hens — both species now extinct.

More on the Heath Hens here.

Shorebird expert Kevin Karlson weighs in on the blog tomorrow.

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